NOAA: Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Colorado | Up To 10″ of Snow Today

WeatherBrains | | WeatherWeather
PURPLE= Winter Weather Advisory. Image: NOAA

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Colorado. It’s in effect until 12:00am tonight. Persistent snowfall is forecasted to impact the area throughout the day today.

Colorado:

  • Up To 10″ of Snow Today

“Snow will impact travel today through tonight over the higher terrain with icy and snow covered roads. At lower elevations due to warm pavement, the snow will struggle to accumulate on roads this morning through the afternoon. Cooler temps during the evening will allow snow to accumulate and create hazardous travel conditions for the evening rush hour at lower elevations.”

– NOAA Denver, CO

Copper Mountain, CO received 3″ of snow overnight and it’s still snowing, so they’re set up well for a great weekend of skiing and riding.

7 day snowfall totals. Image: Tropical Tidbits
7 day precipitation totals. Image: NOAA

Snow is expected to fall at elevations greater than 4,000ft.

The 6-10 day outlook calls for above average temperatures and above average precipitation in Colorado.

Additional Storm Info:

Snowfall totals. Image: NOAA Grand Junction, CO

Colorado: Up To 10″ of Snow Today

Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches expected,
  with locally heavier amounts around 10 inches on east facing slopes.
- NOAA Denver, CO
Storm info. Image: NOAA Denver, CO

Winter Weather Advisory:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Denver CO
324 AM MST Fri Jan 11 2019

...SNOW MAKES A RETURN...

.An upper level weather system will move across the area today
into this evening and then exit the region late tonight.  Snow
will continue in the mountains and spread across the plains today.
The snow may be mixed with rain below 5000 feet through this
afternoon.

The main travel impacts will be in the mountains, foothills, and
Palmer Divide today through this evening, where snow covered
roads and hazardous travel conditions can be expected. Over the
the I-25 Urban Corridor, mainly wet roads can be expected through
this afternoon, but as temperatures drop this evening snow will
start to accumulate on roads. Bridges and overpasses will be first
affected.

The Mountains of Summit County, the Mosquito Range, and the
Indian Peaks-South Park-
Including the cities of Berthoud Pass, Breckenridge,
East Slopes Mosquito Range, East Slopes Southern Gore Range,
Eisenhower Tunnel, Indian Peaks, Kenosha Mountains, Mount Evans,
Williams Fork Mountains, Winter Park, Fairplay, Hartsel,
Lake George, and South Park

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST
TONIGHT...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8
  inches expected, with locally heavier amounts around 10 inches
  on east facing slopes. Lighter snow amounts can be expected
  west of the Eisenhower Tunnel.

* WHERE...The Mountains of Summit County, the Mosquito Range,
  and the Indian Peaks, The Southern Front Range Foothills and
  South Park.

* WHEN...Until midnight MST tonight.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The
  hazardous conditions could impact the Friday morning and
  Friday evening commute.
6-10 day temperature outlook. Image: NOAA
6-10 day precipitation outlook. Image: NOAA

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.